Guschlbauer, Theodor, Austrian conductor; b. Vienna, April 14, 1939. He received training at the Vienna Academy of Music and in Salzburg. From 1961 to 1969 he was conductor of the Vienna Baroque Ensemble, and also chief conductor of the Salzburg Landestheater from 1966 to 1968. He was music director of the Lyons Opera from 1969 to 1975. From 1975 to 1983 he was Generalmusikdirektor in Linz, where he led both the Bruckner Orch. and the Landestheater. He was chief conductor of the Deutscher Oper am Rhein in Diisseldorf from 1983 to 1988, and also of the Strasbourg Phil, from 1983 to 1997. In 1997 he became chief conductor of the Rheinland-Pfalz State Phil, in Ludwigshafen. That same year, the French government honored him with the Légion d’honneur.
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